- Created by: Fiona S
- Created on: 07-03-15 16:34
The My Lai Massacre took place on march 16th 1968 between the village of My Lai and US troops.
My Lai was a village of about 700 inhabitants. Shortly after dawn on March 16th, three platoons of US troops from C company, 11th Brigade, arrived in the Son My area having been dropped off by helicopters. 1 platoon was ordered to My Lai village. There were part of Task Force Barker - the code name for a search and destroy mission. They had been told to expect to find member of the NFL (called Vietcong…